Work for the Soul is committed to projects and services that help those most at risk and in need.
Our aim is to support, inform, educate and inspire!
Phone A Friend
Recycled mobile phone distribution for those at risk and disadvantaged. Working with a range of partners assisting with the collection of old mobile phones, we use phones that can be cleared, recovered and reused. Our program aims to lower the impact on the environment from the dumping of discarded mobile phones whilst assisting those in need. Availability is dependent on supply.
To make an application, check eligibility or find out more:
Phone: 03 9478 0888
Visit: Unit 2/73 Gower St Preston VIC 3072
Work Experience Programs
Work for the Soul is collaborating with Job Active providers through the Department of Employment work for the dole program (WFD).
We are excited to announce that we are currently creating new project proposals for submission.
Our aim is to provide opportunities to gain meaningful work and life experience for job seekers through participation in our Community Service Centre projects and services that support the most disadvantaged and at risk in our communities.
Our agency partners include Salvation Army Employment Plus, Job Prospects, MAX Solutions and AMES.
Current WFD Projects
Activities and tasks include:
Administration and Reception
At our Community Service Centre, we provide a range of services requiring all aspects of administration - greeting visitors and assisting people to access centre services, answering telephone enquiries, data entry, creating files, research projects, photocopying and other general administration tasks. Learn and improve your administration skills and computer program knowledge, keyboarding, data entry, spreadsheets, internet research, Twitter and Facebook.
Penny Pinchers Op Shop Showroom
Anything from sorting to selling, researching and posting our donated books and goods for our online sales, minor repairs and re-purposing or modifying goods. Practice your retail and customer service skills. Learn or improve your computer skills and knowledge in email, keyboarding, data entry, spreadsheets, internet research, costing of goods, online sales techniques and use of social media such as Twitter, Pintrest and Facebook.
Converting books, magazines, videos, CDs and photographs into a digital format. Learn and improve your computer program knowledge, keyboarding, spreadsheets and data entry and record keeping skills. Be part of our Innovation and Media Lab and learn how to use the technology for this service.
Food For Thought
This service is one of our fastest growing and we are continually promoting it via all our social media avenues and through our flyer distribution. We monitor our webpage, emails, phone and face to face enquiries for orders and questions. Learn and improve your customer service, data entry and computer program knowledge and skills.
If you're passionate about recycling, or enjoy art, craft or working with your hands, you'll find great activities to get involved in. We sew, stitch, knit, paint and re-purpose discarded objects and make new creations that are sold in our Op shop. The funds generated from our Op shop assist us to continue the great work we do in the community. The only limit is your imagination!
Old Jam Jar Cafe
The Old Jam Jar Cafe is a Work For The Soul Social Enterprise helping the most vulnerable and in need with supported pathways to employment. Our holistic programs aim to provide improved mental health and well-being, vocational skills, and links to other support service providers.
1001 Nights in Preston & Reservoir
A community storytelling project from North Darebin.